Janno Hahn (1980) is a typo-graphic-designer based in Amsterdam. Since 2006 he operates under his own name, working in the field of printed and spatial type design, typography and graphic design. Besides commissioned work by various types of clients and collaborations, he also works on autonomous type and art projects.
Janno likes to call himself a semi-autodidact, even though he studied at the Graphic Lyceum in Amsterdam, the Royal Academy of Art in The Hague and the Plantin Institute of Typography in Antwerp. He left each study in the second year, deciding he had seen enough. In between those years he worked at various well known graphic design studios.
“Ever since I started to work on my own oeuvre I often thought about what my style was, because I was doing all these different things at the same time. Until I came across this quote by M.C. Escher: ‘My work is a game, a very serious game.’ I felt really related to it, as I always try to be playful in my work but at the same time I’m very precise about it. This paradox probably has something to do with being the son of a Dutch mother and a German father.”